Tiffany makes some good comments about Washington’s inept response to people trying to survive in the wake of Katrina.
It’s hard to be enthusiastic about the little things in my life when there are so many people who suddenly have nothing. I do have to wonder if the federal gov was the only entity in our hemisphere unaware that a potential cat 5 hurricane was bearing down on the Gulf shores of three states. News today of Navy ships and the floating hospital heading that way means they will get there in a WEEK. Why? Because they were still in Virginia today. Maybe, just maybe, they should have been moseying on down toward the Gulf a couple of days ago—yes, it costs something to move them, but thousands of people are stuck without food, water, medical attention, or law enforcement and surely the federales could have just eaten the cost of turning around if it turned out they weren’t needed. I mean, I know there’s a war on and everything, but we’re not completely destitute as a nation. At least not financially anyway. I won’t speak for our national moral state. By the way, speaking of the war—which I don’t do very often here—apparently increasing casualties and insurgent attacks are no reason to cut short a vacation by the prez, but the Gulf getting wiped off the map is. Those people vote! I hope the prez is refreshed so he can deal with another major US city being devastated on his watch. Maybe this time we can start a war with Haiti or something.